What a thrill to be a finalist and what a wild thrill to win!
(Actually what I meant to say is more like "my heart is filled with humility and gratitude" but it still was a thrill.)
I'm especially honored that Heads in the Clouds was chosen because its setting is very much like the place I live. I used wonderful northern Arizona locations like Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and the Prescott Rodeo. The novel's aviation community may be similar to my own, but not one of the interesting characters are based on my neighbors (well, maybe one or two).
|with Paul Rhetts New Mexico Co-op Founder|
|Some of the winning books|